Break through the character setting mode and break the traditional story routine

  Two female protagonists and two male protagonists get together on the screen

  Among the recent popular domestic dramas, the "dual protagonist" mode dramas get together.

In different types of dramas, the male protagonists of "Double Strong" fight side by side or confront each other, and the female protagonists of "Double Sa" also join forces to engage in business, or struggle together in family and marriage.

The popularity of "double male lead dramas" and "two female lead dramas" can expand the capacity of domestic dramas, increase the profile and angle of storytelling, and enhance the narrative strength of the episodes.

  Reporter Shi Wenjing and intern Xu Yi last

The protagonist is set a lot

  The recently aired "Double Male Lead Dramas" include "Showdown", "Leverage", "The Gate of Rebirth", "Wind in Longxi", "Ace Trooper", "The Hunt for Crime", etc.; the popular "Double Female Lead Dramas" include "Ms. "The Law", "Heart House" and so on.

The double-leading dramas that have been broadcast before include "Forerunner", "Double Detective", "Sail: When the Wind Rises", "Chess Soul", "Golden Years" and so on.

At present, more and more film and television dramas have begun to target the "two female protagonists" and "two male protagonists" drama mode and enter a more complex and diverse narrative.

At present, most of the "Double Heroes" dramas focus on high-concept and strong genre dramas such as criminal investigation, economic investigation, suspense, reasoning, military, spy warfare, etc., while "Double Heroines" dramas focus on urban, family, and workplace themes in the play.

  In these dramas, the character settings of "double female protagonists" and "two male protagonists" mostly adopt the creative method of complementary "co-protagonist", that is, the protagonist is played by two characters with very different personalities, ages, backgrounds, etc. They cooperate with each other, achieve each other, have the same goal, achieve common growth in seeking common ground while reserving differences, or promote the progress of the story.

  In the "Showdown" that is being broadcast, the two male protagonists played by Wang Jingchun and Ou Hao investigate and deal with major cases together, sweeping down the evil forces.

The combination and partner of the two male protagonists are more representative.

Wen Luyang, played by Wang Jingchun, is the criminal investigation captain sent by the Public Security Department to the county to handle the case. He is very friendly and has rich criminal investigation experience; Wu Jian, played by Ou Hao, is a young policeman who is very passionate and angry.

Wen Luyang went to the county public security bureau to investigate Wu Jian first, and then arranged Wu Jian to be his assistant. The two went from mutual suspicion to working side by side to handle major cases together.

These two characters, one old and one young, one literary and one martial, one is good at reasoning, grasping clues and finding evidence, and the other is good at on-the-spot arrest work. The duo has strategies, methods, vitality and force.

  The "Double Male Protagonists" in dramas such as "Gate of Rebirth", "Ace Troop", "Picture of Hunting Crime" and "Double Detective" are also "complementary" double-strong characters.

The criminal investigation captain Luo Jian and the talented college student Zhuang Wenjie in "The Gate of Rebirth", the simulated portraitist Shen Yi and the criminal police captain Du Cheng in "The Hunting Guide", the criminal police Li Huiyan and the forensic doctor Zhouyou in "Double Detective", all have professional expertise Complementary in various aspects such as character, character, etc., the male protagonists have the same goal, that is, to solve the strange case together.

  The "two male protagonists" of the economic investigation drama "Leverage" and the spy war drama "Forward" are set to be a conflicting and confrontational dual protagonist of one good and one evil, one good and one evil.

The "Leverage" that is being broadcast tells the story of Xiao Jian, the economic investigation captain played by Yu Yi, and Xu Feng, the financial "genius" played by Guo Jingfei, who have repeatedly fought against each other and finally cracked a transnational financial case.

Xu Feng, played by Guo Jingfei, is on the verge of financial crime, and will be rescued by Xiao Jian in the later stage. The two work together to solve a major case.

The "two male protagonists" in "The Front Walker" deduce the confrontation between good and evil in the spy war.

  The "Lady's Law" of the two female protagonists also has complementary elements in the character setting.

"Shuangsa" female lawyers, one is bold and energetic, the other is steady and capable, and the two work together to handle each case.

"Home of the Heart" uses two heroines to present the entanglements and common growth of foreign daughter-in-law Feng Xiaoqin and local aunt Gu Qingyu in terms of buying a house, marriage and love.

The setting of "Double Heroines" is to add a rich story line, let the two lines interweave, show a fuller urban life, and present a more diverse female image.

Expand the space for drama creation

  The character setting mode of "Double Male Leads" and "Double Female Leads" can bring richer stories and highlights, and this kind of character setting can also undertake larger stories and more complex themes.

  For example, "The Age of Awakening" is a group portrait play with Chen Duxiu and Li Dazhao as the "double male protagonists". Through these two key characters, the historical events and the group portraits in the historical aspects are connected together. The play also portrays the two male protagonists in subtle ways. The protagonist's personal destiny and family life, both have a big vision and know the details.

Chen Gong and Xun Xu in "Feng Qi Longxi" are set up as "double strong", not complementary, they are a bit mirror images of each other. The two have obvious things in common. They are loyal, loyal, and brave to sacrifice themselves. It also presents a complex entanglement of affection and belief.

Both characters are full of "highlights", and the portrayal of the sacrifice spirit, loyalty and morality of the little people is more profound in the mutual contrast.

  With the increasingly complex creation types of film and television dramas and the continuous rise of group portrait dramas, the simple "male protagonist + female protagonist" character model and narrative structure in the past can no longer support the content of some dramas, and more and more "dual female protagonists" The popularity of "double male protagonists" proves this.

"Double female protagonists" and "two male protagonists" are of course not new models that have only been available in the past two years. The previous dramas such as "Peerless Twins", "Little Fish and Flowers" and "Han Zhu Ge Ge" are actually such characters. Setting mode, but this mode has been more concentrated in the past two years, showing a richer appearance.

  At present, "double heroines" and "double heroines" have a phenomenon of clustering of themes. At the same time, these dramas tend to have dual protagonists of one gender, which must weaken the character image of the other gender. For example, the male in the "double heroine" drama Generally, they are weak or have too many shortcomings. Some "double male protagonists" dramas do not have important female images.

The "Double Male Protagonists" and "Double Female Protagonists" dramas have injected more freshness into the TV series. I hope that they will not fall into the misunderstanding of stereotyped creation, chasing the wind, and stereotyped gender.

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